The UAE and Ireland : this special supplement entitled ‘A land on the move’ was published with the Irish Independent, and is available here.

2nd December 2014

Full of interesting and useful information, this Irish Independent supplement, sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in business, education, or forging stronger links with the United Arab Emirates


There is a Q & A with the UAE Ambassador, Khaled Nasser Rashid Lootah; an article about Colm McLoughlin’s career and being honoured with the President’s Distinguished Service Award; Gerald Lawless, Group CEO and President of The Jumeirah Group talks about running the world’s most luxurious hotels, including the iconic Burj Al-Arab, and about the group’s astonishing growth. In sport, there are pieces about the DDF Irish Derby, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and cricket – Dubai being home to the International Cricket Council.

And Ahmad Younis, CEO and Secretary General of the Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce, writes about Irish exports to the UAE.


Ahmad Younis of the AICC

A regular concern about Irish exports is that they are driven by the multinational sector, but as far as the Arab world is concerned both the multinational and more jobs-rich indigenous sectors are equally important. And Ireland’s huge trade surplus with the UAE (at €16m a year Ireland’s imports from the UAE are less than one tenth of its exports) reflects the enormous potential of the entire region for Irish growth and jobs.

The full article is available on Page 12 of this supplement, which can be accessed below: